17 Universally Appealing Beauty Gifts For Anyone In Your Life

Whether your love language is one of gift giving or not, it’s hard to deny the thrill of giving someone a gift you know they’ll love. The problem is, of course, that it doesn’t come so easily, even with people you know well. Maybe they’re super picky (me), maybe they’re content with whatever they have and don’t like a mess (my husband), maybe they seem to give everything back. they get – I don’t know your loved ones’ scenarios, but I do know a few options that will appeal to just about everyone. (Believe me, a beauty editor who’s tried everything and given lots of freebies.) Here are universal TK freebies, in no particular order. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

A set of Dreamy eye cream and eye mask

I don’t know anyone who would turn down a product that made them feel like they had a good night’s sleep, and the new Dieux Auracle Eye Cream is exactly what I would be looking for. It’s a gel-cream consistency that’s not too heavy (meaning it won’t cause milia, those pesky whiteheads that can develop under your eyes from using eye cream that’s too thick) and the glycerin it contains helps plump and hydrate dry, frizzy skin, while the palmitoyl tripeptide complex works to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. BONUS: In this Angel Eyes gift set, eye cream is paired with Gods viral silicone eye masks that will outlast your longest relationship. and keep your favorite eye cream close to your skin for better absorption.

Cryo + thermal wands

Okay, these wands are the coolest (literally) – or they can be the hottest, depending on how you want to use them. Let me explain: Lilfox Cryo+Thermo Chill Wands can be used cold (as cryotherapy) to minimize puffiness, firm, tighten and calm the skin, or they can be used hot (as heat therapy) and gently smoothed over a serum or facial mask for a super soothing spa effect. Perfect for the gadget lover in your life.

Candles

Very rarely can you miss the gift of a candle – unless the person you are buying for hates floral scents and you buy them a rose scented candle. The candles here are my favorite; they actually shed a scent and are not a waste of money. But if I had to narrow it down to two candles, I’d go with the Nette Magician candle – it was launched recently and smells like a cozy night by the fire, and the Aqua di Parma Bosco candle. We’ve burned both in our house lately and it smells like we’re setting up the Christmas tree while there’s a fire roaring in the fireplace. Not looking to spend over $50 on a candle for someone? Don’t sleep on Bath and Body Works candles, like Vanilla Bean Noel and Merry Maple Bourbon, both of which smell amazing and cost less than $30!

A face or body tool

Massaging your face with specific strokes to help minimize puffiness is not only effective and satisfying, it’s also relaxing and yields sculpting results. One of the methods, called gua sha, is a technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine that increases blood flow to the skin, contours, lifts, deflates, and leaves you with a youthful glow. I fell in love with using facial tools after Sandra Lanshin Chiu, an acupuncturist and gun sha herbalist, explained the whole technique to me (it’s also on YouTube!) years ago, and I really saw a difference.

I’m also a big fan of dry brushing to flush your lymph (a fluid in your body that travels through your arteries and tissues to clean them) through your lymphatic system, draining to your lymph nodes (located in your neck, under your armpits, along your groin and at the back of your knees). Fun fact: your lymph doesn’t have its own pumping system like your heart does, so stagnant fluid can cause puffiness from head to toe.

Since I learned all of this, I now have the following tools in rotation and highly recommend them as gifts for everyone (just be sure to tell the person you are giving the gua sha tools to use with a serum or oil for a glide on their skin): Treatment by Lanshin Holiday Face and Eye Set, De la Heart Dry Brush Face and Body Bundle (dry brushing from head to toe, which I do daily! ), the Gilded Body Marble Body Brush in Black Flower, Chanel Le Lift Pro Massage Accessory, and the Facial Sculpting Wand, a vibrating and firming tool from Los Angeles-based facialist Shani Darden.

A classy bar of soap (on a string)

It’s not just any bar soap – it’s Loewe Home Scents bar soap, which smells like a patchouli dream. Available in three colors – dark green, off-white and black – this beautifully scented soap is also packed with exfoliating red algae and nourishing shea butter to keep your skin hydrated as it cleanses.

A perfume sample

Perfume is incredibly difficult for someone to choose unless you know exactly what they like, so a sample set, like the Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box perfume set, which includes 10 mini versions of their perfumes top sellers, such as Lazy Sunday Morning and Jazz. Club, or the Tom Ford Perfume Sampler Set with ten of their signature fragrances in travel size, is ideal. That way, the person you’re buying for can fall in love with a juice they might not otherwise have found, by giving them opulent options.

A gratitude journal

There is beauty in being grateful and I believe giving someone the gift of space to write down their expectations for the day and what they are grateful for is truly powerful. That year, beauty brand Ouai (created by famed hairstylist and serial gratitude journalist Jen Atkin) teamed up with the Five Minute Journal to help inspire you and help you “live your Ouai” while throughout 2023. Ouai x Five Minute Journal.

A bath ritual rich in manifestations

I’m a big believer in manifestation – I believe a lot of what I have in my life today is because I was intentional and wrote it down. Giving someone the space to relax and spend time learning what they really want is a powerful gift. Insert The Huntress New York Bath Ritual, which comes in two scents: Apollo (more energizing, but deep with eucalyptus and black fir) and Artemis (more heady, but light with rose, black pepper and lavender) and are offered in the form of a bath oil, a bar of soap, bath salts and a candle. Buy them individually for someone you love or buy the whole set to give the gift of relaxation and the mental space and experience to intentionally think about what you want out of life.

An electric toothbrush

If you know someone who hasn’t yet used an electric toothbrush, let me say, they are life changing. Since I started using one almost 10 years ago, I’ve gotten the adult equivalent of a gold star every time I go to the dentist, coming out of my appointment without any caries. My favorite is the Apa Beauty Sonic Brush (which comes in black or white). The cleaning it gives is unique because of its stiffer (but non-abrasive) bristles and the 40,000 vibrations per minute it provides for a proper polish in two minutes.

A facial massager

We use the Theragun in our house almost every night, whether we work out or not, and I swear by this company’s products. They entered the beauty chat with a facial massager called TheraFace Pro. Intended to reduce tension and relax tense facial muscles (anyone else clench their jaw in sleep?), the handheld tool also has different attachments that provide skin-toning microcurrent, anti-inflammatory therapy red light, a blue acne-targeting light, a small cone meant to treat fine lines around the eyes and nasolabial wrinkles, and a cleansing ring – the list goes on. This is truly a do-it-all product for anyone who loves skincare or high-tech innovation.

An amazing air purifier

It’s not just any air purifier – the Molekule Air Mini+, a chic mini that keeps your air fresh for up to 250 square feet with PECO technology. Created by scientists over 25 years, this technology uses free radicals to break down pollutants at the molecular level, including viruses, acne-triggering bacteria, mold, ozone, allergens – the list is long – allowing you to breathe much easier. .

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